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Lacroix Dominates for First Toronto Victory

By Alex Gallacher, NASCARHomeTracks.com

Toronto, Ont -- It only took Kevin Lacroix seven laps to get the lead, once he got there he didn't look back. 

The 28-year-old driver from Saint- Eustache, Quebec, held off hard charges from Marc- Antoine Camirand, LP Dumoulin and Adam Andretti to win the Pinty's Grand Prix of Toronto Sunday at Exhibition Place. 

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QUALIFYING: Ranger Scores Toronto Pole

By Alex Gallacher, NASCARHomeTracks.com

Toronto, Ont -- Andrew Ranger continued his domination in Toronto by claiming the E3 Spark Plugs pole award Friday for Saturday's Pinty's Grand Prix of Toronto.

Ranger's No.27 Mopar Dodge set a blazing time of 1 minute 16.785 seconds (82.282 mph) around the 1.749 mile street course. Ranger, who is making his 100th career series start, was only one of two drivers to set a lap time faster than 1 minute 17 seconds.

The Roxton Pond, Quebec, driver's time was not fast enough to beat the track record of 1:16.260 set by Jason Bowles in 2011. 

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PRACTICE: Tagliani Sets the Pace in Toronto

By Alex Gallacher, NASCARHomeTracks.com

TORONTO, Ont --  Alex Tagliani was fastest during Friday's NASCAR Pinty's Series practice session for Saturday's Pinty's Grand Prix of Toronto at Exhibition Place. 

The defending Pinty's GP winner from Lachenaie, Quebec, ran a quick lap of 1 minute 17.179 seconds (81.862mph) around the 1.749-mile temporary street course. 

Tagliani's No.18 EpiPen/ Lowe's Dodge won the pole last race at ICAR, so it is clear he has brought the same fast pace to Toronto. Tagliani is also looking for his first win of 2017.

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Pinty's Stat Advance: Toronto

NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a successful return to Honda Indy Toronto last season the Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto is set to be held on the street course located near downtown Toronto for the second straight year. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series at the road course and selected drivers:

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Pinty's News & Notes: Toronto

NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a successful return for the NASCAR Pinty’s Series to be a part of the IndyCar weekend in Toronto last season, Canada’s national championship for stock car racing is return to the popular event and headline Saturday's racing.

The Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto delivered as promised last season as Alex Tagliani and Andrew Ranger had the fans on their feet in the final laps of the race with Tagliani holding off Ranger in a green-white-checkered finish on the 2.82 kilometers (1.755-mile) course.

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Lacroix Surges Late for ICAR Victory

By Alex Gallacher, NASCARHomeTracks.com

MIRABEL, Que. -- A late caution set up an overtime opportunity for Kevin Lacroix, and he pounced.

The 28-year-old driver out of Saint-Eustache, Quebec, used the extra laps Saturday evening to go take the lead and hold off a charging Andrew Ranger to the checkered flag of the Ecko Unlimited 75 at Circuit ICAR

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QUALIFYING: Tagliani Earns ICAR Pole

By Alex Gallacher, NASCARHomeTracks.com

Mirabel, Que -- Alex Tagliani didn't let the new track layout stop him from claiming the E3 Spark Plugs pole award for Saturday's ECKO Unlimited 75 at Circuit ICAR.

Tagliani's No.18 EpiPen/ Lowe's Dodge set a blazing lap time of 49.304 seconds (49.943mph) earning him his third E3 Spark Plugs Pole Award at ICAR. 

The Lachenaie, Quebec driver's time was also fast enough to set the inaugural track record on the new shorter .624 mile layout. 

Kevin Lacroix, who was fastest in practice, posted the second fastest time with a 49.373 (50.873).

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PRACTICE: Lacroix Fastest at ICAR

By Alex Gallacher, NASCARHomeTracks.com

MIRABEL, Que -- Kevin Lacroix set the pace during Saturday's NASCAR Pinty's Series practice session for the ECKO Unlimited 75 at Circuit ICAR.

The 2015 ICAR winner from Saint-Eusatche, Quebec set a blistering lap of 49.182 seconds (50.067mph) around the brand new .625 mile layout.

Lacroix's No.74 Bumper to Bumper/Total/Gates/Go Fast Dodge won the season opening race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Lacroix is hungry for another win and has brought the fast pace on road courses with him to ICAR.

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Ranger And Lacroix To Face Off At ICAR

By Fannie Brouillette, NASCARHomeTracks.com

There are tracks that suit perfectly to some drivers and have been, over time, largely dominated by one of them. For Andrew Ranger, ICAR could be one of these tracks. 

In six career starts, he won four times, and led 104 of the 184 laps completed there. And he came close to win the inaugural race in 2011, before he was served a penalty. 

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Andretti Joins 22 Racing For Toronto

Team Release

MILVERTON, Ont. –  Adam Andretti will make his NASCAR Pinty’s Series debut in a little over a week at the Honda Toronto Indy – Pinty’s Grand Prix behind the wheel of a 22 Racing prepared entry.  Andretti’s ride will be the No. 44 Engineering Components Co./Anchor Bolt & Screw Company/Bell Helmets/Hinchman Racing Uniforms Dodge.

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